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good morning. ambassador haley. donald trump picks his first female cabinet member, south carolina governor nikki haley as ambassador to the u.n. this morning nbc news has confirmed s's this as trump acknowledges he won't be following through on some of the promises he made during the heat of the campaign. promises like this one. >> i am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation. disturbing past. authorities are learning more about the 24-year-old driver who crashed his bus in chattanooga, killing five elementary schoolchildren. another accident and a
>> i've been calling and complaining about this bus driver since august. >> so should he have been behind the wheel? turkey trot. 48 million americans set to hit the roads, rails and skies over this thanksgiving holiday. will you be one of them? this morning we're spread out across the country to help you get where you're going as smoothly as possible. and what a room! >> this is like a really good class. >> president obama awards his freedom to a high-profile group of luminaries who weren't above posing for a mannequin challenge to end all mannequin challenges. today, wednesday, november 23rd, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza.
welcome to today on a wednesday morning. you know the expression can you smell what the rock is cooking? take a look at what we have going on out on rockefeller plaza. >> okay. thanksgiving eve and this is a who is who. 30 celebrity chefs all here, all on our plaza, all armed with one tip. so 30 tips in all for your thanksgiving dinner. it's like the super bowl of thanksgiving. >> it's going to be a lot of fun. we've got a lot to cover this morning. let's start with our top foreign policy pick. his one-time critic, south carolina governor nikki haley, who also happens to be his first female cabinet member. nbc white house correspondent kristen welker has details on this. kristen, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. that's right, a source familiar with the transition process confirms for nbc news that mr. trump has tapped his former critic, south carolina governor nikki haley, to serve as u.s. ambassador to the u.n. and that
surrogate ben carson is mulling an offer to serve as secretary of housing and urban development, all of this as that wide-ranging interview is shedding new light on the president-elect's policies. this morning transition sources tell nbc news president-elect trump has asked south carolina governor nikki haley to be his ambassador to the united nations, and she's accepted, although she has little foreign policy experience. the daughter of indian immigrants is considered a party. haley would be the first woman appointed to trump's cabinet. trump touching down in florida tuesday night after a day of getting questions about whether he's moderating some of his campaign positions. most notably his vow to take action against hillary clinton over e-mails. >> if i win, i am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation. >> reporter: mr. trump is now
a decision first reported by nbc. trump elaborating during an hour-long interview with journalists at "the new york times" saying i don't want to hurt the clintons, i really don't. she went through a lot and suffered greatly in many different ways and i am not looking to hurt them at all. the campaign was vicious. it's a stunning reversal from candidate trump. >> lock her up is right. >> reporter: the blowback swift. conservative news outlet breitbart, which openly supported trump as a candidate, lashing out. calling t promise. still, mr. trump indicating he may be walking back other core promises. on the trail, trump said he wanted to tear up the paris climate agreement, a multi national environmental accord. but on tuesday he told "the new york times" i have an open mind to it. on torture, mr. trump once touted waterboarding but after consulting with james mattis, a contender for defense secretary, concluding the tactic is not going to make the kind of difference that a lot of people are thinking.
disturbing video captured a white nationalist group gathered in washington, d.c., celebrating trump's victory with nazi-like salutes. >> hail trump, hail our people, hail our victory! >> reporter: the president-elect denouncing hate groups in his strongest terms yet, telling the "times" it's not a group i want to energized. if they are energized, i want to look into it and find out why. mr. trump was also defiant when it came to questions about potential conflicts of interest with his "times" the law is on his side. he also boasted to "the new york times" the trump brand is certainly a hotter brand than it was before. meanwhile, as for secretary hillary clinton, a group of computer scientists urging her campaign to ask for a recount in three key swing states after they say they found voting irregularities there, but there is no indication that the clinton team is considering taking that course of action. >> kristen welker making us jealous with her location this
>> thank you. there are some new details this morning on that deadly school bus crash in tennessee where residents are still reeling from the shock after five elementary schoolchildren were killed, 24 others were injured and some critically. nbc's kerry sanders is in chattanooga for us again. hi, kerry. good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning. this morning 12 of the children from the bus accident remain here in the hospital, six of them are in intensive care. now, because of their young age and because some of them lost brothers and sisters and close doctors have decided it's still too early to tell them not everyone survived the accident. pushing forward with its investigation, a team of ntsb investigators getting its first closeup look at the mangled wreckage of the school bus, trying to determine what went so horribly wrong. and this morning, new disturbing details emerging about the bus driver, 24-year-old johnthony walker, now facing multiple
crash that killed five elementary schoolchildren and injured 24. nbc news has learned that walker has a less-than-perfect driving record. state records show he received his license to drive a school bus in april. five months later he was involved in a minor bus accident. no one was injured. and in 2014, he had his personal license suspended for 25 days for failing to show proof of insurance. >> every day they come home, they're complaining about the school bus. >> reporter: jasmine 6-year-old daughter died in the horrific crash and two of her older kids were hurt. >> i've been calling complaining about this bus driver since august. i called the board of education, i done called the school. >> reporter: nbc news reached out to both the board and the school, but we have not heard back. cordashia jones was just 9. she would have turned 10 in
bus, but he's scared now. >> i don't want to ride the bus no more. >> you don't want to ride the bus anymore? you just don't feel safe? >> reporter: last night hundreds turned out for a solemn standing-room only prayer vigil. there were balloons for the children and hope. >> god is going to turn this situation around for the good. >> reporter: local investigators along with the federal national transportation from the bus that may help explain what happened here, but they say at this point clearly the bus driver was operating this large bus with children onboard faster than the posted speed limit. savannah. >> kerry sanders, thank you so much. we'll look a little deeper into this. we've got a lot more on the next half hour on school bus safety. we're going to take that closer look on why most states still do not require seat belts on school buses. we want to turn now to
move. we have our travel center ready to help you make the most of your holiday. we've got it covered this morning, starting with steve kornacki who's got the exit polling from the rails, the roads and the airports. steve, what is going on here? >> yeah, specializing in gridlock i guess you could say. check this out, this is the number of americans hitting the roads. here we go, it is up this year, the number of people traveling. the vast majority will be driving, some flying, some taking well, the economy is a little better and also these are some of the lowest gas prices we've had in a while so people taking advantage of that. the question of where people are going, try to show you that if i can figure this screen out. here we go, the most popular destinations. a lot of people treat this like a vacation, san francisco, vegas, orlando, new york, but this is really a driving holiday when you get down to it so where is the worst traffic, where is the worst gridlock? here you go.
the road and i can vouch for one of these personally. i grew up here using i-84 boston, going down to connecticut every thanksgiving and that thing can be a parking lot on a day like this. >> steve kornacki proving once again he can do it all. >> happy thanksgiving. as he just pointed out, travel by car is kicking into high gear today. we put dylan dreyer out there. she has tips on the best time to head to grandma's house. dylan, how's it looking out there? >> hey, so far s in new york city, figured we probably shouldn't travel too far from home at this point. if you do have to travel for thanksgiving, you might want to consider leaving right now. the worst times to travel are 3:00 this afternoon and 4:00 p.m. on saturday. if you can't leave today before 3:00 p.m., you might want to consider leaving on thanksgiving day itself. it's considered one of the best days to travel. if you need an app to help you get where you need to go, the
it uses user's drive times to come up with traffic reports and will reroute you based on those reports. trust waze. i've tried to outsmart it and i never win. also aaa says that their top reason for road rescues are flat tires, lockouts and also dead batteries, so make sure your car is serviced before you get out on the road. also have a good playlist. make sure you're in a good state of mind with patience. you don't want the drive itself to ruin your thanksgiving. not driving anywhere near us, because we are certainly slowing things down on the roads this morning. >> dylan, good tip. thank you. nbc's tom costello covers aviation and is at reagan national airport. tom, there seems to be renewed talk about possibly long security lines. we all talked about that back in the summer. what's the status? >> reporter: so far so good. here at reagan national airport we're looking at about a 35-minute line. if you go all the way down to
line on the regular line. over on precheck today we're looking at about 10, 15 minutes or so. listen, the best way to get this information realtime is on the tsa app. you type in your actual airport you want, it gives you a realtime status update. what you can't control for is the weather, of course, but the tsa says we should not see the kind of checkpoint choke points we saw last spring with lines running one and two hours, if you will. the busiest airports nationwide today, expect them to be, o'hare, dfw and jfk. we're expecting record passenger volume. systemwide over the thanksgiving period 2.3 million people per day but 2.5 to 2.8 million today and sunday. these will be the busiest days. the tsa has opened up a new command center at its headquarters office where they track the status of the 30 busiest airports down to the actual checkpoint, so they can
at each specific check point at a particular airport. they're looking at hot spots, those problem areas that pop up. they have had one pop up today in louisville, kentucky, pabecae of a power outage but that's already been addressed. also working with the airports and lines, they report passenger volume, they can respond and staff up if necessary. wait times averaging 20 to 30 minutes on the regular line, under 10 on the precheck lines. they have also got dog running, 165 dog teams nationwide. if they can clear a line of passengers with dogs, those people can move that much faster. and so now they are looking at how they can move these lines throughout the day. they have staffed up dramatically. there are 45,000 people nationwide, that's maximum staffing, so they have really recovered from what they had back in the spring with those long lines. the advice today if you're traveling over the next few days, again, don't pack liquids
will, in the cases that you check. also make sure that you remember that you're going to have to take off your shoes, take out your laptops. the more you're prepared and ready, you can speed things along. guys, back to you. >> tom costello. tom, thank you. >> we always check our hard bodies, don't we, matt. okay. only one other x factor, the weather. mr. roker posing. what are we looking at? >> we're looking at a couple of hot spots as far as our weather is concerned. as far as the airports, here in the eastern half of the country, minneapolis, chicago, detroit, some minor delays at st. louis and also for houston, but chicago o'hare, periods of rain, gusty winds, it should clear up later this evening. out west possible delays due to showers and winds. it's going to get wor as we get into the evening. hot spots as far as the road, i-94, i-80, i-65 going to be problematic from chicago to nashville. showers and thunderstorms later
eugene to seattle. we'll look at rainy travel throughout the day. now sunday for your trip back, the eastern half of the country not too bad. the only problem going to be boston, some minor delays in minneapolis, st. louis and down into dallas. boston logan may see problems. san francisco some problems as far as showers and thunderstorms. and then on the roads i-80, i-5, i-90 out west causing problems as far as snowfall. here in the east, the central part of the country we'll gusty winds, a lot of wet weather. san francisco to l.a. will have some problems as well, guys. >> al, thank you so much. it was a very emotional day at the white house on tuesday as president obama awarded his final presidential medals of freedom. 21 people from the arts, science, sports and entertainment received the nation's highest civilian honor. as the president brought together one of the most impressive groups ever. for the final time of his
celebrating american legends. >> this is like a really good class. ladies and gentlemen, i want you all to give it up for the recipients of the 2016 presidential medal of freedom. >> from sports star michael jordan. >> he's more than just a logo, more than just an internet meme. there is a reason you call somebody the michael jordan of. michael jordan of neurosurgery or the michael jordan of rabbis. michael jordan is the michael jordan of greatness. >> to music icon bruce springsteen. >> he was sprung from a cage out on highway 9, quiet kid from jersey. i am the president, he is the boss. >> king of comedy, lauren michaels. >> on "saturday night live" he's created a world where a band of no-names become comedy's biggest stars, where our friends, the coneheads and cheerleaders and
man lawyer show up and tom hanks is on black jeopardy. >> actor tom hanks. >> america's dad has stood up to cancer with his beloved wife, rita, he's championed our veterans, supported space exploration, and the truth is tom has always saved his best roles for real life. >> and fellow film star robert de niro. >> the name de niro is synonymous with tough guy. his true he brings to each role. >> the group included a philanthropic power couple, bill and melinda gates. >> the gates foundation has worked to provide life-saving medical care to millions. these two have donated more money to charitable causes than anyone ever. >> and one of the funniest women we know brought to tears. >> ellen degeneres has a way of making you laugh about some
kindness and light, somebody we liked so much, somebody who could be our neighbor or our colleague or our sister challenge our own asumgtss, remind us that we have more in common than we realize. >> did you have a chance to see this? >> i didn't. i just got to see the excerpts. it looks amazing. >> did you see it? >> no. >> i watched this for an hour live yesterday. it was astonishing. and hats off to president obama who made it so poignant and emotional >> and personal. >> yeah. >> we saw ellen getting choked up. what a rarefied room, all those people. >> he was wrong on one thing. he said she doesn't laugh at any one person. i think you -- >> it was just a wonderful, wonderful event. >> we should look it up online and watch the whole thing. by the way, ellen almost didn't make it to the event. she actually tweeted this photo of herself. she was denied access to the white house. you know what, she didn't bring
she must have made a call because she got in about an hour later. once inside the white house doors she made the most of it posting this mannequin challenge video. it's a who's who of americans such as robert de niro, bill gates, bruce spring teen, diana ross, among others. i think the mannequin challenge is done, right? drop the mike. >> mr. roker, you have the rest of the forecast? >> as we take a quick look, you'll see there's a lot of weather today stretching from the great lakes all the way down to the gulf coast. rain and mountain snow in the pacific northwest. high surf advisory southern california. windy in the northeast but plen the first place to stop and the best place to shop is kohl's black friday. stores open thursday at 6pm with incredible black friday doorbusters. get the playstation 4 or a 49 inch 4k hd tv for just $249.99. get $4.99 after rebate kitchen electrics. the fitbit alta is $99.99
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the first. >> wren: it almost looks like it could be early fall. it is beautiful. plenty of sunshine. a brief period of high pressure before we see some more soggy weather as we head into tomorrow. your thanksgiving forecast, you could see a wintry mix. feeling like the low 20s. make sure to stay warm. >> kris: thanks, wren, police searching for the driver who hit and dragged several police officers in dorchester and took off. four officers hospitalized. they are expected to be okay. they were checking of man with a gun. police say they are looking for a silver or gray chevy possibly with connecticut license plates. police say one person was shot at the walgreens. he was taken to boston medical center and is expected to be okay. we're back with another update in about 25 minutes.
? okay. it's contagious, this mannequin challenge. it's 7:30, 23rd of november. 30 celebrity chefs all frozen in time ready to fire up the turks soon as they reanimate from the mannequin challenge, they are going to tell us how to get thanksgiving done in style. >> although i can tell you bobby flay you do not want to see dance in actual motion. >> he just broke the challenge. it only takes one. only takes one. back inside studio 1a let's take a look at some stories making headlines. police in venice, florida, saw something unusual earlier this
a fire ball streaking through the sky. the brighter than usual meteor was spotted up and down florida's gulf coast monday night, some people as far away as georgia and alabama also said they saw it. donald trump has offered the position of u.n. ambassador to south carolina's governor, nikki haley, who was once a critic of the president-elect. this is, by the way, also his first female pick for his cabinet. trump also gave a revealing interview to "the new york times" and it seems he may be softening his position on several of his campa promises, some of them quite controversial, including seeking prosecution of hillary clinton. trump is now saying that the clintons have been through enough already. mr. trump offered his condolences to the families of five children killed in that tragic school bus crash in tennessee. authorities are now learning more about the 24-year-old who was at the wheel during the accident. his driving record revealing a separate accident as well as a license suspension. he's now facing jail on multiple
belts on school buses, so why aren't most kids buckled in? today national investigative correspondent jeff rossen is here with more on that. jeff, it's such a sad story and such an important question. >> it certainly is of the for all of us parents, devastating to watch. that school bus in chattanooga did not have seat bets. some of the kids were actually ejected upon impact. most kids are riding to school without seat lt would make school buses safer, so why aren't they required? this morning we are going straight to the top for answers. the scene in chattanooga is devastating. the bus split in half by a tree. >> a school bus flipped off the roadway. it is occupied with children. they believe there's ejections. >> reporter: inside the children weren't wearing seat belts. why? because their bus didn't have any. in fact, most buses don't. experts call it appalling.
school bus in the united states. when you look at children from the age of 0 to 5, they are correctly restrained in the back seat of their vehicle. that's their habit. they know that's safer. they get on the big yellow school bus, where are the seat belts? >> most states don't require seat belts on school buses. only six states do, and there is no federal requirement. the consequences can be deadly. school bus accidents keep wapello, iowa, the driver of this bus losing control. kids sent flying out of their seats, injuring all ten on board. tulsa, oklahoma. another bus swerving off the road. four students sent to the hospital. experts say seat belts can make all the difference between life and death. just watch this crash test
belts on. now look at the dummies that do. big difference. they stay in their seats. last september i went to see the administrator of the national highway traffic safety administration. >> would safety belts make them even safer? absolutely. >> so why not mandate that right now? >> that's really the question we've been looking at. there's no question that the safety belts would help, but the issue is beyond just that, how do we make student transportation safer. >> with have been looking at this for a long time. what do you say to parents putting their kids on buses today, they don't want to wait? >> putting them on that big yellow school bus is still the safest way to get to school. >> reporter: there is still no federal law requiring seat belts. experts say until that happens, we could see more tragedies like the one this week. >> a great example is the bus driver. he has to wear a seat belt. why don't all the passengers
>> so it is the burning question, why don't most school buses have seat belts. let me show you. the seats, as you know from all of us on school buses, are high and padded. the thinking is this would keep the child in the seat, the tall seats keep them from flying out but as we see that doesn't always work and there's always a cost. it comes down to money. it would cost between $7,000 to $17,000 to retrofit every bus in the country and that would dollars and take years to do. but they still say, they stand by it, that there should be a 3-point belt buckle on every single school bus in the country. >> why not start today. >> i agree. now let's turn to the weather and mr. roker. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by soma, the best gifts for her this season. still have a lot going on today. you can see on the radar we're
memphis and some messy weather, a mix of snow, rain and ice from saginaw on into green bay today. it's part of a storm system pushing through. it will weaken as it moves to the east but snow will develop into interior parts of the northeast and new england as we get into thursday afternoon. out west we've got a 1-2 punch of the storm. one system coming online already bringing rain and snow from seattle all the way down into northern california. but then thursday on into friday. back-to-back storms bringing a real mess into the weekend for the pacific northwest and some of this will make its way all >> wren: here in new england we're looking at very pleasant travel conditions here today. temperatures in the mid to low 40s. a little bit more pleasant than yesterday. we're not going to be as breezy either. plenty of sunshine today. thin cloud cover thickens up as we head enter your thanksgiving day forecast. we could be looking at a wintry mix in the morning.
what we're looking at, the potential for a dusting of many of us. a better chance for snow as you get to our northwest north of mass pike and into the worcester hills and berkshires. don't forget to get that weather any time you need it this weekend on the weather channel. >> good idea, al. coming up next, past the politics, tips on how to keep peace at thanksgiving this year. see me. see me. don't stare at me. see me. see me. see me to know that psoriasis is just something that i have. i'm not contagious. see me to know that... ...i won't stop until i find what works. discover cosentyx, a different kind of medicine for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. proven to help the majority of people find clear or almost clear skin. 8 out of 10 people saw 75% skin clearance at 3 months. while the majority saw 90% clearance.
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we're back at 7:42. tomorrow millions of american families will gather but with the country so deeply divided, we just had a really tough election, a lot of people wondering how do you manage sticky conversations. >> here with advice, mr. manners himself, mr. thomas farley. who's more dapper than thomas, seriously. all right, politics divided, going to gather family members and friends, they're not all going to be on the same side of the political spectrum. what are the rules? >> we want to aim for more gobble, less squabble this thanksgiving. so it starts with the host. the host is the one who really sets down the ground rules. ideally in advance today, today is the day, e-mail, text, phone call, we're going to create a politics-free zone and that's the dinner table. so you're putting it out there for all of your guests. there's no political chatter.
about politics. >> the bathroom? >> it's like the smokers room and nonsmokers room. >> outside, down the street. >> if you think there are two who are really going to go at it, you're going to set a place setting for everyone so you're not going to sit the two battling parties next to each other or across from each other. >> how should you enforce? the host sets the rules you say. >> an ejector seat. >> boom, you're out. >> well, this is the tough thing, particularly if you're the chef, it's the sheriff. so you designate some people to help you out. so the kids can be designated to give a blessing. i like the idea of having the children if they're crafty create little paddles that say things like no squabble today, it's all about the gobble. so they hold up the paddles when people start talking politics. >> or be like snl and play adele. >> what about folks who have been online, a lot of social
each other. what do you do then? >> this is the elephant in the room, right? you definitely want to acknowledge that privately. i would call the person aside and say i don't know if this was a mistake but i notice we're not friends on facebook anymore. how did this happen? allow the person to weigh in. it may be that for the sake of the friendship you want to wait until after the inauguration to become virtual friends again. if you want to save the friendship in real life. >> let's take politics off the table. sometimes there are o to family feuds. >> thanks for putting it so well. >> it happens. it's like an old divorce or something happened and there's aunt bertha, she brings it up. >> the scabs are right on the table. >> puts a wrecking ball through dinner, so what should you do? >> you're not going to solve it in one night. in fact you're not going to solve it when you have an audience. i'd say yes, work on this but work on it privately. have the conversation in advance, don't do it with everybody around. >> be careful of the boos
of the booze. someone else's house, someone else's kid is disruptive and unruly. do you say something? >> unless the child is in danger or unless your belongings are in serious danger, stay out of that. it's a tough thing to tell somebody how to raise their own children. steer clear of it. >> if you're a guest at someone else's thanksgiving, is it rude to ask the host for leftovers as you leave? >> asking for a friend leftovers, you better be the one helping clear the places and wash the dishes. that person gets first dibs on leftover. >> do you bring your own tupperware? >> that's a little presumptuous. >> people don't want to lose that tupperware. >> unless they're good about returning it. >> bring it back clean. >> ladies and gentlemen, thomas farley. >> happy thanksgiving, everyone. >> there you go, happy thanksgiving. >> thank you. >> hey, what happens if someone
don't forget to catch the 90th macy's thanksgiving day parade -- >> smooth segue. >> al is going to be there, savannah will be there, i'll be there tomorrow morning, starts at 9:00 right here on nbc. >> that's right. >> it's almost like that high five. coming up next, president barack obama prepares for his final presidential turkey pardon. tamron has the very latest on this year's lucky before fibromyalgia, then the chronic, widespread pain drained my energy. my doctor said moving more helps ease fibromyalgia pain. he also prescribed lyrica. fibromyalgia is thought to be the result of overactive nerves. lyrica is believed to calm these nerves. for some, lyrica can significantly relieve fibromyalgia pain and improve function, so i feel better. lyrica may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor right away
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the presidential turkey pardon. so the white house has taken to social media to introduce us to this year's turkey. here are their names. savannah, you were asking me during the commercial break, tater and tot. complete with detailed bio cards for each one. what we know about tater is he likes to listen to meghan trainor and walks with a swagger. as for tot, he's a bigger fan of justin timberlake and we're told he gobbles with co while only tater or tot will be the title for national thanksgiving turkey, both will get the big pardon. choosing two turkeys is a tradition that started with obama at the request of his daughter, look how little they were, sasha and malia. they have been at their dad's side at every turkey pardon starting all the way back 2009. look at that, then and now. kids do grow up. through this year they'll be there too. today marks president obama's
ceremony bringing his own brand of humor to the event. remember, he did a lot of dad jokes last year, to his daughters' dismay. so there you have it, guys, tater and tot. >> just a suggestion, tater feldman? >> oh, my gosh. did i already tell you? no, i'm just kidding. no, i'm just kidding. >> all right, tamron, thank you. america's beverage companies have come together to no, i'm just kidding. >> all right, tamron, thank you. bring you more ways to help reduce calories from sugar. with more great tasting beverages with less sugar or no sugar at all, smaller portion sizes, clear calorie fore choosing their beverages. we know you care about reducing the sugar in your family's diet, and we're working to support your efforts. more beverage choices. smaller portions. less sugar.
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>> this is 7 news now. >> kris: good morning. we're quickly approaching the 8:00 hour. lots of sunshine the start your day. this is a will be at the braintree split. it's also chilly outside. let's get over the wren clair with a peek at that hol >> wren: keep that sunshine making for comfortable travel condition, but it's going to be cool again today, so already feeling a little chilly out there. feeling like the mid-teens in worcester. low 20s in bedford inch boston we're feeling like the upper 20s. highs today will be in the mid to low 40s. >> kris: all right, wren. thanks. police searching for the driver who it will and dragged several office centers dorchester and took off. investigators say the four officers were responding to reports of man with a gun outside a bar when they were hit by that car.
? it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, turkey travels. whether you're hitting the road or taking to the skies, we've got all the info you need for a stress-free trip. plus today's thanksgiving. we're kicking off the holiday with not one chef, but 30 of the best to help you prepare for your big feast. and jumpstart your shopping. we've got a special edition of steals & deals with items for everyone on your list, with mega discounts to be thankful for. today, wednesday, november 23rd,
>> we're from florida. >> we made it on the "today" show! >> we're from cincinnati celebrating our 20th anniversary. >> we're from texas. >> all the way from tennessee, happy thanksgiving! and welcome back to "today." it's now 8:00 on a wednesday morning. 24 hours to go until thanksgiving day. if you're feeling a little bit overwhelmed, we've got 30 experts. 30 of the best culinary minds in the country getting ready with quick tips to make your thanksgiving a little smoother, a little tastier. >> they have been trying to do the wave all morning. >> come on, they can coordinate
of celebrity chefs. >> wow, that's unbelievable. >> it's awesome. by the way, you can get those 30 tips online, today.com. you could watch with a pen and paper or you can check online later. >> we're going to make them available for you just in time for the holiday. >> speaking of thanksgiving traditions, if you do not feel like moving after watch the parade tomorrow, you don't have to. you can actually just enjoy a spectacular family friendly parade of pooches at the 15th an >> great to be back with you again. >> and he brought some friends we'll meet in a minute. what's going on with the show this year? >> we have a record number of breed entries. last year 26 million people watched. we're expecting an audience even larger this year. it keeps growing. >> talk to us about some of the friends you've brought along with you. >> nigin addition to your civic duty, charlie is here, this is
this is the pumi. if you mated a koala bear with four-ply carpeting, this is what you'd end up with. >> what's it called? >> it's a pumi. it's a hungarian hunting dog and it's won our hearts. one of the new breeds and one of the best and top winning golden retrievers you'll ever meet, that's tracker and a beautiful belgian down at the end also in the competition. great dogs. over 2,000 dogs entered. it's going to be a great >> how many years have you been doing this? >> this is our 15th consecutive year. i can't believe i've kept a show alive that long. >> the dogs might have had something to do with it. >> how do you think charlie would do in that competition? >> charlie is a black lab so he'll have an awful lot of competition because that's the most registered dog in the akc. but just for civic responsibility, he's best in show for me. >> and also personality. is there a favorite this year?
tough show. we have more of the number one of their breeds in the show than we have ever had before, so we're going to be looking at the best dogs in the country tomorrow. it's going to be a lot of fun. >> and you have your assistant with you? >> he's here every year and he gets a little bit bigger. >> how well you feed him. >> john, we can't wait. thanks for bringing these adorable dogs. you'll be back with kathie lee and hoda a little later on. the national dog show airs tomorrow after the parade at . friday morning, best in show, right here on "today." now let's get to the news at 8:00. good morning, i'm tom costello at reagan national airport. we begin with the prethanksgiving travel and we are off. 49 million americans expected to travel over the course of this thanksgiving day period. as it relates to air travel, we've got some long lines here at reagan national airport here in washington, but things are still moving along pretty quickly. in fact the tsa says for the
minutes at a regular checkpoint across the country, under 10 to 15 for precheck nationwide. but we could today and sunday see the heaviest record volume ever for airport travel. so if you are traveling today or sunday, get there early and plan to be prepared for the checkpoint experience. on the roads, of course, that's where most people are going to be traveling over the course of the thanksgiving day period, more than 45 million of us, the vast majority i should say, that is the biggest number, i should they are fueled by cheap gas. aaa right now saying that the average is $2.13 a gallon. with that and a better economy, people are hitting the road and off to see grandmother or wherever they're going on this thanksgiving day period. for the most part roads are good. for the most part good weather today. two areas to watch, chicago o'hare and sea-tac in seattle. now some breaking news from the trump transition. south carolina's governor, nikki
cabinet level role in the trump administration as united nations ambassador. that is according to a source familiar with the trump transition process. haley met with the president-elect at trump tower last week. she is the first woman picked for his administration. if confirmed by the senate, haley would succeed samantha power. meantime his transition team confirms that president-elect trump offered the job of hud secretary to dr. ben carson, who is considering the offer. now to obama administration's plans to give millions of federal workers a potential raise. a federal court has blocked the start of a new rule that would have made an estimated 4 million more american workers eligible for overtime pay beginning december 1st. the court said the rule exceeds the authority of the department of labor. the administration wanted to shrink what's called the white collar exemption, which allows employers to skip overtime pay for salaried or administrative or professional workers who make
says it is considering all legal options. and on this wednesday morning, we have an important recall to tell you about, especially if you're about to hit the road for thanksgiving. toyota recalling more than 700,000 siena minivans in the u.s. because their sliding doors could open while the vehicles are being driven. the recall involves sienas from model years 2011 to 2016. toyota says if a circuit in that door gets overloaded while the door i unexpectedly. toyota is working on a fix and will be notifying owners in the next few weeks. coming up, our all-star thanksgiving team ready to go. 30 chefs and foodies have 30 tips that will make thanksgiving one for the ages this year, helping you save on everything from the turkey to the tableware. and enough about saving time, how about saving money?
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we've got 30 chef all-stars in our studio and out on the plaza. they're on hand with their 30 must-have tips. first, how we got here. we began november by pledging to help make your traditional thanksgiving meal memorable and delicious. >> thumbs up, right? >> talking turkey with the greatest culinary talents in the country. >> spreinkle it on the top. >> and our duo teams around. >> dozens of recipes, from buns to the bird. and pies to potatoes. >> buttered biscuit. >> we mixed, mashed, and baftd. >> this is going to be so good. >> honoring the season's biggest and best. >> how does it taste downstairs? >> mmm. >> are you ready? this morning we're giving you the best tips from the best
help you with your thanksgiving dinner and holiday. let's get started with our top ten thanksgiving trips -- tips and tricks. starting at number one, kate is apparently talking about getting better reception on your television. >> this is for your television set if you can't get the tv show. if you don't have a roasting rack, take aluminum foil, twist it into a coil, put this into your roasting pan, set your turkey on top o you also don't have to wash it, just throw it away at the end. >> katie lee, very good. number two, lydia, what do you have? >> the most asked question is how do you get the skin on the turkey nice and crispy. you want your turkey to look good and the secret is you glaze it with balsamic vinegar. glaze your turkey in the last 10, 15, even 20 minutes.
great italian way for turkey splendor. >> that's a good one. >> okay. let's go to number three, duke. >> dry brian is ten times better. essentially it's salting your chicken one to two days before roasting it. it's really easy. no clunky containers that don't fit in your fridge. just salt it two days before and let it go and then roast it when you're ready to roast. >> it can i ask that. are you supposed to rinse that dry brine off? >> no. whenever it's ready or turkey day, just put it right in the oven. >> someone just gave hoda that question. she doesn't even know where the kitchen is. >> she doesn't have an oven. >> she's like what is that? >> anyone can do it. come on. >> number four, mr. michael white.
like to do two turkeys. one for presentation for your rockwell photo and the other one so that you can break it apart and do the breast and leg separate for equal cooking times. >> wow. yes. >> that's a good one. >> perfect. and number five, adam richman. tamron's date. >> hi, boo. >> so take your butter and press it into t great way to make the table look great, to get kids involved with the cooking process. looks good on the bread or rolls you serve, even on the mashed potatoes. >> super cute. two minutes left, five more tips. daniel, you're up. >> for thanksgiving, you want to cook a storm and you might run out of dishes. perfectly for bowl or for dishes, for your salad, for your soup, you carve a beautiful
you can even prebake it and scoop inside of it. >> it looks fancy. >> delicious. >> yeah. that's great. >> moarcus, what have you got? >> so the holiday season, you want to save a little bit on the sweets. instead of marshmallow, we're going to throw the marshmallows away -- >> no! >> and we're going to substitute them with a little bit of spices instead. much more savory, much more flavorful and it will be super delicious on top on your s potatoes. >> michael. >> instead of using mixing bowls and plates to hold all of your ingredients, i use the plastic ziploc bags. i do it a day ahead of time. they take us less room in your refrigerator and once you're done, you can toss the bags after you've cooked your food. >> it's a fancy way of saying all the stuff that goes into
>> thank you. sunny anderson, in english. >> we love calling something what it actually does. i don't know why we call this thing a cooler because it's also a heater. yes. if you're going somewhere for thanksgiving, it will keep everything that you have hot, nice and hot for you as you travel. >> hey, sunny, decaf, okay? >> what's up, matt? how are you doing, baby? looking good with matt. >> thank you very much. >> i love to pick my platters in advance, it makes live a lot easier. so this is for stuffing, this is for pie and i put post-its in anything so i don't forget. done. we have time left. >> do you take the post-it out? >> way to go. >> we are just getting started.
they're all going to be on today.com/food. we're covering everything this morning from decoration to dessert tips and all kinds of stuff. >> and you can get that on our website. but first, a proud "today" show tradition, thanksgiving tradition. we told you about on tuesday. we're hoping to revive this. starting back in 1956 with dave garoway, we would invite a high school marching band into our studio and onto the plaza the day before thanksgiving. the tradition kind of fell by the wayside this morning, it's back and better than ever. so let us welcome the green valley high school marching eagles from green valley, missouri. >> all right. ? >> while they're doing that, i'm going to walk over and do the weather. weather for the parade at 9:00
degrees with a 20% chance of showers. that's good news, so not too bad. oh, the winds east at 3 by around noon time, looking pretty good. >> hi, guys. oh, they can't talk. >> keep talking, al. >> that's it. >> that's all you have? >> no, i've got more. we've got more to show you. look at this here, thanksg heavy rain in the pacific northwest, plenty of sunshine through the south. we're looking at a few snow showers in the northern plains. light snow in northern new england and interior sections of upstate new york. the gulf coast looking pretty good. we've got plenty of sunshine through the mid-plains. all in all not a bad one. i have done my weather. >> wren: here in new england we're looking at very pleasant travel conditions here today.
a little bit more pleasant than yesterday. we're not going to be as breezy either. plenty of sunshine today. thin cloud cover thickens up as we head enter your thanksgiving day forecast. we could be looking at a wintry mix in the morning. in terms of snow totals, this is what we're looking at, the potential for a dusting of many of us. a better chance for snow as you get to our northwest north of mass pike and into the worcester hills and berkshires. and we want valley high school marching eagles. matt, savannah, hoda, look at them there. that's a good-looking band. >> al, thank you very much. time now for thanks and giving. we learn about the great work happening inside the walls of st. jude children's research hospital. >> hoda recently caught up with a young patient who she actually first met many years ago. >> she is such a sweetie. it was 2008 when i traveled to memphis and visited a group of really special kids who were patients at st. jude. they introduced me to what it
from treatments to the times when they could have fun just like regular kids. one of those mini tour guides was a 6-year-old girl named abby geyser. today abby is 14. when she traveled to new york city recently, i got a chance to learn how her life has changed since then and i repaid the favor and showed her around studio 1a. this is abby geyser. the florida native is 14 and the second child of eight. she looks like a normal kid, right? in many she plays the piano, reads a lot and writes her own short stories. her mom says she has a great sense of humor. but what makes abby unique from most is that much of her childhood has been spent at st. jude children's research hospital in memphis. countless family photos show just how much of her life has been interwoven with hospital stays, but the good news is after battling two different forms of cancer, she's now
story. >> and this past october she had reconstructive surgery at st. jude to insert an adult prosthetic bone in her leg after bone cancer had ravaged it eight years ago. >> that cancer required chemotherapy and surgery to remove the bone. >> what do we like about school the most? >> i first met abby back in 2008 along with a patient named amber. >> feeling okay? >> >> you are. >> except i hate eye drops. >> abby had been diagnosed with eye cancer when she was only four months old, but doctors at st. jude had successfully treated abby with chemotherapy and laser eye surgery, saving both of her eyes. later, though, the disease developed in her bones. >> go, go, go, go. >> seeing a typical day at st. jude through their eyes was life-changing for me. so now eight years later, i was thrilled to hear how well abby
with her and her mom in studio 1a. >> where are you from, abby? >> i'm from pensacola, florida. >> oh, nice. >> what a pleasure, abby. how are you doing? >> charlie, come here, charlie. >> hi, charlie. >> we have guys on computers doing incredibly important work. clickety clack. >> this is simple. >> i could take over your job. >> paula abdul, >> hello, sweetheart. >> after the tour, we sat down to catch up at the famed rainbow room here at 30 rock. i showed abby the video from 2008. >> how many kids do you want to have? >> 14. >> 14? that would be too much for me to handle. >> so tell me how you see your future. how many kids? >> 10 at least. >> 10 at least? >> yes. >> isn't that too much for you to handle? >> absolutely not. >> what are you thankful for this season?
and friends. after having that surgery, i'm really thankful to god for letting him keep my leg and my eye. >> thankful for that basic reminder to be grateful, so i gave abby some "today" show swag and made sure she new -- >> you can come back any time you want to and we'll be here for you. all right? >> thank you so much. >> you got it, abby. >> we love that little girl. you can see she's doing really well and we're hopeful she'll be off those crutches pretty soon. have my leg and my eye. when you think about what kids are thankful for, you can't imagine what she is. >> you've told us for years it's not only about treating cancer, it's about trying to get these patients back to a normal life. >> and the quality of life is our priority. instead of amp tautating her le st. jude pioneered a procedure where they take out the cancerous bone and put in a rod
putting a magnet on top of the prosthesis. now that she's an adult leg, we've put in the adult prosthesis and she can walk and run and dance like any other normal teenage girl. >> she's darling. we got to meet her last week, but it's really a lifetime of care. that's what i took away from this story. >> we're going to watch her the rest of her life like we do with all of our children, but it's interesting that she had these two cancers. we saved hers her leg. >> wow. >> such great work. >> marlo, thanks so much. >> tomorrow we'll catch up with a patient who beat cancer despite the odds and now she is a little fashionista. >> let's see what's going on outside. al? >> all right, guys. we are out here with our all-star thanksgiving team getting you ready for the best and easiest thanksgiving ever.
>> this 17 knew now. >> christa: good morning, everybody. 8:27 on this day before the holiday. it is a frosty morning out there to start. windy, as well. here's wren clair. >> wren: it has been breezy and cool, but we're still seeing that sunshine. we'll see it throughout the day today. temperatures more moderate than what we saw yesterday, warming up into the mid to l as we head enter your thanksgiving day, cooler weather, waking up to the potential for a wintry mix. could bring a dusting of snow to many of us in the lighter color here. you can see further to our northwest, especially north of the mass pike, worcester hills, the berkshires. you could be looking at an inch of snow. definitely cooler weather headed our way and a cloudy day for your thanksgiving. >> christa: wren, thank you. to your headlines, police are investigating a shooting that happened in roxbury. according to bought e.m.s., one
warren street. the victim taken to boston medical center is expected to recover. a school bus driver in boston reportedly off the job after alarming allegations of sexual abuse. according to the "globe," the driver is on paid leave after a parent of a child from the boston renaissance charter school claimed a six-year-old boy molested her seven-year-old son on board that bus. former statehouse speaker sal dimasi back home with his family in melrose after being released early from a prison the 71-year-old arrived at he gone last night. he served five years of an eight-year sentence.
? 8:30 now on a wednesday morning, the day before thanksgiving, november 23rd, 2016. lucky for us we have assembled the greatest to make your thanksgiving great. our all-star thanksgiving now rolls on. >> by the way, this is pretty epic out here. while it's not all we have to be thankful for, savannah happens to be inside for a special small business steals and deals with up to 86% off everything from clothes, ties, jewelry, pant suits, all on discount. before we get to all that,
for you. you can see on thanksgiving day, some light snow in northern new england. we're also looking at wet weather making its way into the pacific northwest. plenty of sunshine out through the gulf coast into the mid-mississippi river valley. tomorrow -- friday, i could say for the shopping, you're going to look at wet weather back through the northeast. heavy rain into the pacific northwest. sunny from the plains all the way down to the gulf. some showers making their way through southern texas. sunny through southern california into the southwest. this is a where are you guys from? >> cleveland. >> cleveland, ohio. >> there you go. what's your name? >> the sheelors. >> they had to think about it for a second. >> wren: here in new england we're looking at very pleasant travel conditions here today. temperatures in the mid to low 40s. a little bit more pleasant than yesterday. we're not going to be as breezy either. plenty of sunshine today. thin cloud cover thickens up as we head enter your thanksgiving day forecast. we could be looking at a wintry
what we're looking at, the potential for a dusting of many of us. a better chance for snow as you get to our northwest north of mass pike and into the worcester hills and berkshires. don't forget whenever you need that weather, tune into weather channel on cable. oh, savannah. steals and deals is sponsored by american express, founding partner of small business saturday. shop small this saturday. >> all right, time for a special edition of jill's steals and deals. we're gearing up for small business saturday with exclusive deals on items to jump start your holiday shopping. maybe you need to treat yourself. jill martin is here with the deals. i love it because these are all family businesses, small businesses, not big corporations. >> i love that also and
shopping for ourselves at this point. >> exactly. >> let's start with the barrel poncho. the retail, $565. these are 100% italian cashmere, so comfy and cozy. we're showing two here, but available in six colors. spotted on fans like sarah jessica parker and rihanna. the deal is $75, 86% off. >> that is an amazing deal. and there's six colors? >> six colors and you can see them all on today.com. >> including black. tell me about this fhe retail $60 to $100. matt wore the bow tie that time so maybe this could be my holiday gift there. these are all hand sewn in the u.s. the retail is $60 to $100. the deal is $20 to $25. up to 75% off. what i love about this brand, there's really bold, fun prints. if you know someone with a different hobby, you can see there's sailboats. >> they pop but adds a little something. i like that. >> personality. >> okay, next.
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we're back, all-star tha thanksgiving extravaganza continues. we have 30 chefs. last hour we had the first ten tips, the next ten are up. missy robbins, explain what this is. >> this is for brining your turkey. it keeps it moist, there's herbs, spices, salt and sugar but we all have really small refrigerators ahe much food on thanksgiving so i do it in a garbage bag in a cooler. >> i love that idea. alex, what's your tip? >> a quick truss on a turkey, we don't want to deal with the string too much. wrap it around the back, come around the front, tie and it literally comes together in a few second and it's nice and beautiful but you've still got that wing exposed because my dad and i, we fight over the wings. >> no fights at thanksgiving. >> i get all the hard names to
ed, what's your tip on stuffing? >> my tip is dry the bread. if you dry the bread when you make the stuffing, it will be fluffy instead of soggy. also i like to use the combination of rye and pumper nickel. also cut all your vegetables a day or two before so you're ready to be eating on thanksgiving and not so much cooking. >> so stale bread, fluffy stuffing. look who's here, curtis stone is here. how do you stuff a bird? >> now that you've made the little gravy on my actually because that's going to help keep it nice and moist. in terms of stuffing the turkey, you're literally going to pick it up and stuff the cavity like that. if you have a little left over, make sure you stuff it the day of, not the day before. you take that stuffing and get like a little cupcake mold or muffin and you get these little cupcakes of stuffing. >> thank you very much, curtis. i've got brian. you have an essential tool that
cooked bird. >> the biggest question is how do you tell that the turkey is ready. if you invest a little money into one of these instant read thermometers with a probe, instead that down in between the thigh and the leg and forget about it. you can get one of these nifty little things here and you can go about your day working on your other dishes or side dishes and this will go off and let you know when the turkey is ready. >> like being at a restaurant and getting a table. >> you get a next and it's done. >> i've got brian hardy. you say aes happy one? >> exactly. mine is a little more low tech but if you want to have moist turkey on the holiday, everybody asks me that, give it a break, let it rest. take a little timer, costs a little bit less. when you take it out of the oven, you'll have the moistest bird ever. >> i've got seamus making the perfect gravy. >> obviously turkey gets a little dry and gravy makes it nice and moist. instead of having boring gravy,
gravy to it, add some clove, cinnamon, mulling spices, strain that off and you've got a nice beautiful gravy. >> how about seamus mullen, huh? >> we're moving over to my pal, brian lewis. you like a little spice mix on the outside. >> absolutely. i like to take cinnamon as well, cinnamon, sage, orange peel, black pepper and thyme. let it cook and take the same salt, a nice coarse salt over the top of the turkey and really lifts that flavor out. >> love it. everybody gets a little anxious about carving the bird, bobby. >> you know, al, every family has that uncle that grabs the carving knife at every thanksgiving and messes the bird up. i like to take the entire breast, both sides of the breast off in whole and slice it in
together in shape and put it on the platter like this. take the dark meat, the thighs and legs and put those out hole. >> just put your half cup broth, half cup gravy and put it in a skillet and it makes it nice and moist. >> spectacular. >> really well done, thank you. 20 down. >> 10 to go remember, you can find this advice at today.com/food. up next, timely tips for trimming the rest of your meal from sides to desserts. but first, this is "today" on
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we are back with more of our thanksgiving day tips. i lost my glasses there. here we go. >> we have our guys in place. we're doing centerpieces, side dishes, the last ten tips are here. we've got elizabeth, jocelyn, martha stewart, ryan, jordan. good morning, everybody. what tip do you have? >> okay. so if you need -- all you need is a glass of water. put it in the microwave until it starts bowling. dry it out, put it directly over the stick of butter and in a few minutes you have perfect room temperature butter. >> jocelynjocelyn. >> so we're going from store
we have our store bought pumpkin pie, very pouring and average but we're going to make it fantastic. we're going to make a cut here with a biscuit cutter. we're going to pull it out and press it right here. and then we've got a little bit of bourbon whipped cream. hon honey, you could put this on dirt and it would be good. look at that. >> it looks genius. elizabeth, i love your style. you got? >> this is a can of sweeten condensed milk, some cocoa powder and salt, then you have a sticky chocolate spoonful and serve it on the spoons. >> just like this? >> just like this. >> i'm going to have to taste this. the baby needs it. >> nancy is here. nancy is looking great. >> i'm looking greater. >> see what you did there? >> go ahead. what do you have?
ever, freeze your butter, grate it on the largest hole of a box grater. take the butter, toss it with the dry ingredients, add your liquids and bring it together until it just comes together. >> i love that. nancy, thank you very much. happy thanksgiving. what do you have for us? >> what happens on thag when you forget an ingredient? don't panic. these are some replacements. if you forget your vanilla extract, replace it with equal parts like kalua. and if you run out of granulated sugar, you can replace it with one cup to one and a quarter cup of confectioner's sugar. >> for the forgetful people. hey, martha, how are you? what's your tip? >> well, you can't have thanksgiving without a beautiful centerpiece. and you can have an edible centerpiece. use a couple of cake stands, a little bowl and you just layer
your walnuts. make sure you put a nutcracker on the table. >> leave it to you to make it look beautiful. >> all right. i have jeffrey in the house too. jeffrey, you say say no to fried onions. >> you can go to your pantry. and by the way, martha, that is beautiful. so go to your pantry if you don't want to fry some onions and put them on top. this is just bread crumbs, some fresh pulse it, sprinkle it on, bake it and eat your brains out. >> you're daring me to taste that. moving on to andrew. a lot of people like the canned cranberry. you say no way, jose. >> if you want to impress someone with thanksgiving, bring out the homemade cranberry sauce. cranberry juice, cranberries, orange zest, a little maple syrup, bring it out and they're like, wow, homemade. it takes like 15 minutes to make
quick kind of semi homemade gravy. >> think outside the can, mr. roker. what happens is if you do thanksgiving and forget to make your gravy, you can use cream of mushroom canned. a little sauted bacon and onion. a little turkey stock. put it on top and that quick-minute fix that you needed goes right on top. >> and jordan, last but not least, kind of a quick sauce for you. >> all right. take your dessert game from here to here. melt ice cream. that's all then you get your nice little glaze and pour it over your cakes, pies or strudels. >> fantastic. what a great idea. >> savannah. >> okay. hand me that microphone. i had to put down the chocolate just one second. once again, folks, the 30 tips are all at today.com/food. we have a lot of information. it was so good. by the way, this is a game-changer. coming up next, everybody sits down for our big thanksgiving meal and we give
>> yes. >> would you like to share it? >> you know what, great food and lots of friends and family. >> martha? >> i think of friendship and family and fun. >> that's how i feel at this table. we've got marcus samuelson here. we love having you all year long. what does this mean to you? >> thankfulness and deliciousness. look at this, all of the chefs and all the great friend. >> hoda. >> i i know thanksgiving means a lot to you. tell us. >> stretch pants. i'm very thankful for an elastic waistband. >> we feel you, me too. >> all right. so should we propose a toast? >> yes. >> everybody raise a glass. i want to say that you guys bring so much to us all year long. food, of course, but so much of your talents. you remind us that as has been said already, food is not just about eating, it's not just
it's about friends, it's about love and it's about community. and food brings people together. so here's to more food. happy thanksgiving, everybody. >> thank you so much. >> cheers, cheers. >> this is amazing. >> this is the most epic table. >> thank you, everybody, for being here. we loved having you. it just means so much to have your talents. >> who's entertaining the shout out numbers. >> 25. >> 42. >> how many are you doing, michael? >> 600. >> by the way, those of you who have restaurants, who's open on
>> before we go, don't forget the parade tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. our show will be on too. don't forget all of the tips that these beautiful chefs have given us are online, today.com/food. and their recipes for every dish you've seen this morning. this food is not going to waste, we will donate it. happy thanksgiving to all.
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